Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Post-Crisis Comic Book Previews for 11/27/13

As Ken rightly pointed out, we're nearly upon the holiday season proper, so let's take a moment away to enjoy our Post-Crisis Comic Book Previews.  There are some most excellent titles coming your way tomorrow, including Black Science #1, Saga #16, and many more!  So grab the cut and check them all out, won't you?

Major Releases

Written by Rick Remender
Art by Matteo Scalera and Dean White

Grant McKay, former member of The Anarchistic Order of Scientists, has finally done the impossible: he has deciphered Black Science and punched through the barriers of reality. But what lay beyond the veil was not epiphany but chaos.

Now Grant and his team are lost, living ghosts shipwrecked on an infinite ocean of alien worlds, barreling through the long-forgotten, ancient, and unimaginable dark realms. The only way is forward. The only question is how far are they willing to go, and how much can they endure, to get home again?

Join writer RICK REMENDER and the superstar art team of MATTEO SCALERA & DEAN WHITE for this face-melting science fiction epic spanning the lifetimes of a cast of dimensional castaways lead by the man that caused it all.

Grant: Rick Remender is dropping all kinds of new creator owned series in the next little bit, and he's kicking off that effort with the exactingly enticing Black Science this week.  Remender has shown on multiple occasions his incredible science fiction chops, and chances are strong that Black Science will be yet another runaway hit for the writer.  It certainly doesn't hurt that he has such a strong art team in Matteo Scalera and Dean White.  This book will not only read well, it's going to look gorgeous.  Plus: the book's protagonist has a pretty solid name, so...

Written by Matt Fraction
Art by Annie Wu


This one has it all! Characters! Plot! Story! Dialogue! Theme! Meaning! Message! Action! A little exposition! Fire! Arrows! Criminals! Neighbors! Large bodies of water! Clients! Cops who don't care! A system that victimizes the victims! The dog!

In a broken town where cynicism and apathy has its claws around the throat of the good and decent, LADY HAWKEYE is the only hero you can trust!

Grant: I'm always, always, always ready for more Hawkeye.  While things have been heating up over in NYC, this issue reminds us that Kate wasn't left in the best of situations either.  I'm excited to have some more Lady Hawkguy and Pizza Dog goodness, and it's a nice touch that Matt Fraction has brought Annie Wu (who drew the Annual featuring Kate) back in for this issue.

SAGA #16
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Fiona Staples


Two war correspondents stumble onto the biggest story in the universe.

Grant: Just when it seems like Saga can't get any better or more interesting, Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples seem to come along and release the next issue, routinely outdoing themselves in the process.  The paparazzi / war correspondents angle seems like an excellent addition thus far, adding yet more confusion and chaos to a narrative that often feels like it's on the edge of control.  Of course, when Vaughan is helming the writing, that's a good thing, and with Staples drawing it, it's even better.

New Kid on the Block

Written by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi
Art by Laurence Campbell

After the classified, advanced airplane known as the Flying Wing is hijacked by the Nazis, Sledgehammer is sent on a special recovery mission that pits him against the deadly Black Flame!

* Cover by Mike Mignola!
* From the pages of Hellboy!
* Laurence Campbell takes the reins of Sledgehammer!

"Sledgehammer 44 has been an entirely enjoyable look into a heretofore unexplored portion of both the Hellboy universe and Mike Mignola's storytelling." - Weekly Crisis

"Laurence Cambell's art is fantastic...The monsters look creepy as always and overall the art is a big highlight of the issue." - Unleash the Fanboy

Grant: I'm legitimately pretty broken up that Jason Latour isn't back on art for this Sledgehammer tour of duty.  While I was way into the story of the first Sledgehammer miniseries, it was Latour's art that really made the whole thing sing in my estimation.  That being said, Mignola and company don't exactly pick slouches when it comes to their artists, so I do have a certain amount of hope for Laurence Campbell.  Still though, part of me can't help but wish it was Latour...

You May Have Missed

Written by Nick Spencer
Art by Ryan Browne


Grant: Bedlam hasn't really got into anything quite resembling a reliable release schedule, which is a shame.  The variable time between chapters makes it a little hard to keep track of what's been happening from issue to issue, but I am always happy to get the latest piece of the wider narrative.  Nick Spencer could perhaps stand to give a bit more meaning or stakes to the whole thing, but on the balance, it's hard to complain about what's been going down thus far.  And there's absolutely nothing to complain about when it comes to Ryan Browne's wicked art.  I was a bit worried when Riley Rossmo stepped away from the title, but Browne has brought his own aesthetic to the book that feels true to what Rossmo did while adding a whole new flavour to the book.

Written by Kelly Sue DeConnick
Art by Emma Rios

The Old West is steeped in violence and strange magic in this macabre tale from the team behind the cult-hit miniseries Osborn, KELLY SUE DECONNICK (Captain Marvel) and EMMA RÍOS (Dr. Strange). Gunfighters have it out with swords as the whole world burns. There will be blood, blood, blood.

Grant: Pretty Deadly #1 was a tad on the enigmatic side, but it did make for a fascinating read.  Kelly Sue DeConnick clearly has some big plans for this story, and Emma Rios is straight killing things on art (surprising no one).  I'm yet to be 100% on where this whole thing is going, but for the moment, I'm more than willing to stick around to find out.

Written by Kurtis J. Wiebe
Art by Roc Upchurch

'GOLD, GUTS AND GROG,' Part Three One tablespoon of cayenne peppers, 2 ounces of 100 proof vodka, and 3 ounces of tomato juice makes one fantastic Bloody Murder. So does double-crossing the Rat Queens and foolishly thinking you can get away with it. Drink up!

Grant: I feel like there are not enough people talking about Rat Queens right now.  Admittedly, I dig this book so thoroughly that I'm not sure there could ever be enough people talking about Rat Queens, but I still maintain that number could be higher.  This book is a laugh riot that manages to hit that perfect combination of incredibly intelligent and incredibly ridiculous writing.  Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch have unleashed something really special on comics here, and I hope that the book's audience only gets bigger moving forward.

Pick of the Week

This is a tough week, as I could give this award to most any book I have featured up above, but in the end, I'm going to have to go with Rat Queens #3.  I've followed most every book that Kurtis J. Wiebe has done, and this is, bar none, my favourite.  This book's sense of humour is cracked to the core, and I wouldn't have it any other way.  I also have to lavish some praise on Roc Upchurch's wonderful artwork, as he makes every page better than you think it could be.  We're still early days, but from issue one, I've been dying to see what comes next.

What say you?  Which book or books are you jonesing for more of?  Hit the comments to share your thoughts!

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Anonymous said...

I thought Javier Pulido drew the Hawkeye annual?

Grant McLaughlin said...

True say. Was thinking of Hawkeye #8 with all of the ladies in Clint's life. My mistake.

Rocker69 said...

You sure do like female-centric comic books Grant. I remember your love for the previous Batgirl and Supergirl series. It's not a criticism, just find it curious. But I never see you talking about Captain Marvel, which is praised by everybody but me (I like Carol but it might be a bit too girly for me). I do follow Wonder Woman tho, love it.

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